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#173840 - 02/21/08 03:33 PM Re: Dramatic silence in music [Re: The Pook]  
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you can call me that if you like Thanks--I just thought it sounded friendly. And anybody from Tasmania gets an automatic yea/yay from me! paulb's a Lancastrian, himself. Must be a nice place to move to.

#173843 - 02/21/08 04:09 PM Re: Dramatic silence in music [Re: Hydra]  
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I know it well; have sung it many times. Well, the alto part in the chorus.

#173844 - 02/21/08 04:10 PM To the Ozman in Tasmania [Re: The Pook]  
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Welcome, Pookaroonie! I'm enjoying your posts.

#173846 - 02/21/08 06:19 PM Re: To the Ozman in Tasmania [Re: AnnaStrophic]  
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Yeah, they are great, aren't they? But... Pookaroonie?! [raised eyebrow e]

#173862 - 02/22/08 12:43 AM Re: Dramatic silence in music [Re: Jackie]  
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Or Launcestonian. I live about 65km (40 miles) from there.

Interesting how people in whatever forum I join just can't seem to resist creating cutesie diminutives from my name!

...and interesting how the word 'diminutive' refers to making something bigger, isn't it? That is, adding a suffix or prefix (or both) in order to show affection or familiarity. I wonder if this qualifies as one of those words with antonynomous usages discussed in that other thread?

Nobody ever guesses where my handle comes from either. But it's interesting hearing the conjectures as to its etymology.

This is my 25th post, do I get an award or something?

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#173866 - 02/22/08 02:24 AM Re: Dramatic silence in music [Re: The Pook]  
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Nobody ever guesses where my handle comes from Kipling?

Your designation changes at 25 posts. Woo.

#173871 - 02/22/08 02:34 AM Re: Dramatic silence in music [Re: Jackie]  
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Yep, I'm now a newbie (blows toy trumpet to celebrate). No it's nothing so grand as a literary allusion.

#173875 - 02/22/08 01:20 PM Re: Dramatic silence in music [Re: The Pook]  
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Originally Posted By: The Pook
Nobody ever guesses where my handle comes from either.


you're a non-aspiring ghost?


formerly known as etaoin...
#173890 - 02/22/08 05:07 PM Re: Dramatic silence in music [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]  
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a Xanth fan?

#173910 - 02/22/08 09:11 PM Re: Dramatic silence in music [Re: The Pook]  
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Originally Posted By: The Pook

Interesting how people in whatever forum I join just can't seem to resist creating cutesie diminutives from my name!


Must have heard Pookita by now but have any from Japan called you Pook-chan?

[Hoping to have guessed right about being a girlie.]


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